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, 2009, the president is still struggling with the slow economy, high unemployment and voters' lack of trust and confidence in washington. >> we are poised for a good year if we make smart decisions and sound investments. and as long as washington politics don't get in the way of america's progress. >> before the hard work of the second term begins, the obamas will squeeze in a little bit of fun. in 2009 the president and first lady had a whirlwind night on the town. ten inaugural balls. this year there are just two official balls. one is expected to draw more than 35,000. ♪ they will groove to the sounds of katie perry, smoky robinson, usher, and brad paisley. >> and i like a good party. >> but it could be an early night. the president has a job to do the next day. >> it's been a busy and productive four years. i expect the same for the next four years. >> karen traverse, abc news, washington. >> our coverage of the inauguration begins monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america. we will also have live streaming coverage at abc7 news.com starting at 6:30 mo
reporter jason brooks joins us with more. >> reporter: we have some good news on the economy this morning. starting out with a labor department report that first time weekly unemployment claims fell by 37,000 to 335,000. lowest point in five years. four-week average down to 3359,000 meaning there's more hiring than firing. january is tough to figure out because of temporary holiday jobs that tend to go away at this time but this might indicate that some retailers are holding on to some of those employees a little longer perhaps even permanently. also good news on the housing market which just continues its recovery. commerce department reporting that housing starts in december were up over 900,000, more than 12% increase from the month before. and overall in 2012 up about 28% over the starts that we saw in 2011. prices are also on the increase and we're seeing fewer foreclosures. earnings are starting to roll in for the 4th quarter and ebay posted a nice quarter topping earning expectations thanks to big gains in its paypal unit. revenue ca
factor for the drop of immigration from latin america may be the bad economy. a man tried to kidnap a three year-old boy and the middle of the mall in the middle of a store. luckily, the mom spotted him and now we have details about who they are looking for. we will be right back. >> looked back as 829 and looking at the weather here is erica. >> it is sunny but kind of hazy. remembered today as a winter spare the air day, no wood burning out loud. a lot of you probably wish you could because we have several cases in the upper 20s. 34 out the door in san francisco and into the afternoon sunny and warm conditions. mid to upper 50s for most of us and the south bay's bats. it will not be as cold as the past couple of nights. as we transition into the weekend we will have full details on what to expect in my next report. 830 and let's check back with george. >> not tracking any hot spots but the bay bridge ride drive times are holding at 18 to 22 minutes. the bridge was an early morning hot spot along the last several days and it has cleared out. the right to the san mateo bridge still
of his involvement in doping. >>> turning, now, to the economy, a milestone in the housing recoveries. new figures show home foreclosures dropping 17% to a six-year low last month. and construction of new homes hit a nearly five-year high. >>> people with egg allergies will soon be able to get a flu shot. the fda has approved an egg-free vaccine that will be available soon, but only for people 18 to 49 years old. a new study confirms the regular flu shot is indeed safe for pregnant women and their unborn children. >>> and a remarkable story, now, from that helicopter crash in central london just yesterday. the helicopter clipped a construction crane, burst into flames, killing two people, injuring more than a dozen in the process. but the two crane workers survived. why? because they both overslept for the first time in years and were late getting to work. >>> and finally, something of a controversy at subway. a growing movement, now, online has people getting out their measuring tapes showing that the sandwich chain's famous foot-long sub actually falls one inch short. >> oh, no. >>
401(k) into a fidelity ira and take control of your personal economy. this is going to be helpful. call or come in today. fidelity investments. turn here. >>> we are back at 8:21 with oils scar and tony-winning actress, catherine zeta-jones. she place the wife of a corrupt mayor in "broken city." >> when her husband hires a priva privateer to track her, she says he is following the wrong story. >> this is not what you think it is mr. taggert. >> i get fide take pitch perrers, not think. >> if that woman you put down the bottle for means anything, if the last seven years of your life means anything, walk away. if you think you are investigating adultery, mr. taggert, you don't know nicholass who set nicholas s who st very well. >> catherine zeta-jones, good morning to you. we want to talk about this movie is a good one. first we saw you at the golden globes the other night, you were a presenter which i think would be-racking than as a nominee. you sang your opening line. >> node choice. going to the nerves, i get nervous walking down a red carpet, literally, it's always nerve-racki
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